Michigan's Trey Burke a candidate for the 2013 Naismith Player of the Year Award
Michigan's sophomore point guard was listed as one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Naismith Men's College Player of the Year on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-1 sophomore is averaging 18.9 points per game and a Big Ten leading 6.9 assists per game. His scoring average ranks second in the league. Burke is close to becoming the first Big Ten player since Magic Johnson to average 17 points and 7 assists in a season.
Burke is one of five Big Ten players on the list, joining Wisconsin's Jared Berggren, Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas.
Already on the midseason top 25 for the Wooden Award, Burke is also a finalist for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award -- given to the country's top point guard.
The Naismith finalists will be whittled down to four in late March, and the winner will be announced on April 7 in Atlanta.
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